Advice on Credit card balance transfers

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I have a store card with a high interest rate I applied for a 0% Barclays card so that I could transfer the debt £2000. I was accepted and given the card but they wouldn't let me transfer the balance as it was a Santander balance. Does anyone know the reason for this? and if I was to apply for a different card would I be told the same from other companies?

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  • fozmcfc
    fozmcfc Posts: 3,098 Forumite
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    Few things, but I guess only Barclaycard can give you a definate answer.

    1/ Which card did you get?

    2/ Can you can definately transfer from a storecard to a Barclaycard? Sorry I don't know, hopefully someone else will.

    3/ Are you trying to transfer more than 90% of your limit?

    4/ They can of course just refuse as per their T&C's.
  • Tixy
    Tixy Posts: 31,455 Forumite
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    Not heard of that happening before.
    Usually its only that you cannot move debt from one card to another by the same bank so say from a debenhams santander card to a santander credit card.
    Did you try to do the transfer by phone? Is there an online option for BTs? I wonder if it might go through if you did it online?
    Aside from that I suppose all you can do is ask whether there are any restrictions on BTs at the time of application if you did apply for another card.
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  • fozmcfc
    fozmcfc Posts: 3,098 Forumite
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    One thing I forgot to say as well, you only have a certain amount of time after getting the card to do transfers.
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